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Type

Combined Oral Contraceptive Pill

Uses

Treats Acne
Regulates Periods
Treats Irregular Periods
Less Painful Periods
Prevents Pregnancy
Decreases Heavy Periods
Decreases Anemia
Decreases Monthly Blood Loss
Decreases Risk of Ovarian Cysts
Decreases Risk of Ovarian Cancer
Decreases Risk of Endometrial Cancer
Decreases Risk of Colorectal Cancer

Active Ingredients

Levonorgestrel (progesterone) [1.5mg] Ethinyl Estradiol (estrogen) [30 mcg]

Risks

Do NOT use if allergic to estrogen or progestin.
Discuss use with doctor before breastfeeding, may decrease milk volume.

Equivalent Generic Brands

Marlissa
Altavera
Portia
Lillow
Kurvelo
Ayuna

Name Brand

Nordette (discontinued)

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New Questions

Periods are optional! The only reason that we build the lining of our uterus every month and pop out an egg (ovulation) is to make a baby. On average in the US, periods start at 12 years old and women have their first baby at 26 y/o. If we aren’t going to make a baby, then why bother with that? Every time we shed our lining and pop out an egg unnecessarily, that adds to the risk of endometrial and ovarian cancer. That’s 14 years of monthly periods for no good reason. So you can turn those off with the ring or pill or IUD with hormones. It prevents endometrial and ovarian cancer and anemia. Women and physicians have done it since 1960s. And the natural state of a woman is pregnant or breastfeeding and she has no periods during that time. Refer her to the wings of inspired business podcast for more info.  

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Yes. Generics, by law, have the same active ingredients as their name-brand versions. Generics may differ on the inactive ingredients.  

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What is Chateal?

Chateal is a combination oral contraceptive pill (OCP, birth control medication, birth control pills). It prevents pregnancy by preventing the release of an egg (ovulation), and thickening the cervical mucus, blocking sperm from getting into the uterus and getting to the egg. Chateal is also prescribed to: treat acne, reduce the risk of ovarian cysts (as in polycystic ovarian syndrome [PCOS]), treat painful or heavy periods and more.

If you have high blood pressure or take blood pressure medications, this medication is NOT for you. Instead, Pandia Health Medical group’s doctors recommend progestin-only pill (POPs)IUD with hormone (Mirena, Liletta, Kyleena, Skyla), implant (nexplanon), the birth control shot (depo-provera), or condoms and spermicide.

How to use Chateal Birth Control

Chateal is super easy to use. Simply take one pill every day, at the same time each day. Many women find that taking Chateal before bedtime or just after their evening meal helps reduce nausea and other side effects. After taking 21 days of white active pills, you’ll switch to 7 inactive pills with no hormones. These inactive/placebo pills are there to help you keep the habit of taking a pill every day.

Dosage

Chateal birth control pills have two main active ingredients: Levonorgestrel (progesterone) [1.5mg] and Ethinyl Estradiol (estrogen) [30 mcg].

Benefits of Chateal Birth Control

  1. Periods get lighter. If you are usually a 7 day person, it goes down to like 5 days. If you use 5 pads/tampons a day, it goes down to 3.
  2. You can use it to make #PeriodsOptional. Just skip the last week of pills and go straight into the next pack. See our CEO/Founder’s talk at the bottom of this page
  3. Reduce the risk of ovarian cysts (as in polycystic ovarian syndrome [PCOS])
  4. Improves acne.

Chateal Birth Control Side Effects

Minor ones include breast tenderness, headaches, nausea, and slightly elevated blood pressure or blood sugar levels. Positive side effects are also a possibility, too — reduced acne, lighter bleeds, and fewer mood swings are fairly common.

The chances of serious side effects are extremely unlikely, but some cases have been documented, such as blood clots in the head (a severe new headache, causing double vision, or stroke), blood clots in the chest causing severe shortness of breath, blood clots in the abdomen (causing abdominal pain), blood clots in the leg causing leg swelling and pain.

These may sound scary, but remember — they’re very rare.

Order Chateal Birth Control Online + Free Delivery

Pandia Health’s doctors are happy to help you choose the right birth control for you. Pandia Health’s doctor team can’t prescribe Chateal since it’s been discontinued but they can prescribe Chateal EQ (the same exact pill from the same exact manufacturer) or another generic equivalent: Levora, Marlissa, Altavera, Portia, Lillow, Kurvelo or Ayuna for as low as $0 with insurance or as little as $15/pack (3 pack minimum) without insurance.

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FAQ

WILL CHATEAL CAUSE WEIGHT GAIN?

Some women worry about weight gain when taking Chateal and other birth control pills. While it might give you the munchies, it’s mostly water retention (and not actual fat) that’s to blame.

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN CHATEAL AND CHATEAL EQ?

Chateal has been discontinued and Chateal EQ is the replacement. They have the exact same active ingredients and dosage by the same exact manufacturer (Afaxys). The only difference is the color of pills. Chateal had white active pills, and Chateal EQ has orange active pills. Afaxys changed the names of some of their medications to contain EQ.

WHAT IS CHATEAL EQ?

Chateal EQ is the same as Chateal. They both have the same active ingredients, Levonorgestrel (1.5mg) and Ethinyl Estradiol (30 mcg). Levonorgestrel is an older progestin and has stronger progestational effects. Chateal EQ is an oral birth control with 21 active pills and 7 inert/placebo/sugar pills.

DOES CHATEAL HELPS WITH ACNE?

Yes, Chateal can help with acne by reducing circulating androgen (testosterone) levels.  Androgens promote sebum production, an oil made by your skin. Too much sebum can lead to clogged pores, which create breeding grounds for acne.

TLDR: Chateal reduces sebum production and thus acne.

IS CHATEAL A COMBINATION PILL?

Yes, Chateal blends progesterone and estrogen to make your body think it’s pregnant so a real pregnancy won’t happen.